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Bad Moon, Burnt Qurans, Birthers and Flat Earthers

(4) Comments | Posted September 27, 2010 | 4:34 PM

I see a bad moon rising [out-of-control trade and budget deficits]
I see trouble on the way [gold at an all-time high]
I see earthquakes and lightning [Haiti]
I see bad times of day [mass unemployment]

Don't go around tonight
Well, it's bound...

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Don't Cry for Argentina?

(0) Comments | Posted April 26, 2010 | 11:14 AM

It's an important first step for Argentina to become a normal country. Argentina needs to get back to the international, voluntary capital markets."

-Martin Redrado, former president of the Central Bank of Argentina


Carlos Gardel (1890-1935) , the father of the...

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The Great Crash of 2014

(3) Comments | Posted April 1, 2010 | 12:32 PM

A gray Obama will win in 2012, and will be dealt another financial crisis in 2014.

At market turning points, mood is often extreme. Take the pessimism at the start of Obama's term in January, 2009. Who would have guessed that Barack Obama's first year in office would be the...

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Economy Recovers Under Obama

(9) Comments | Posted March 30, 2010 | 11:36 AM

Economists at Deutsche Bank are calling for a big surge in employment numbers as retail sales recover in the United States. The chart below, from shows the relationship between retail sales and non-farm payrolls. In America's consumer driven economy, retail sales lead the way out of business...

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Dow Bull

(2) Comments | Posted March 22, 2010 | 3:10 PM


In the first chart, courtesy of rising stock prices are confirmed by rising On Balance Volume, meaning that there is conviction behind the buying.

The first quarter earnings report season is rapidly approaching. Most U.S. company news has entered...

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Canada Offers More than Olympic Gold

(2) Comments | Posted March 11, 2010 | 1:33 PM

Everyday there are new opportunities to outperform Wall Street. There is no need to feel blindsided when a trading account or portfolio plummets on bad news and no need to pile on risk in the hope of making a comeback. While I am not a broker and do not offer...

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(1) Comments | Posted February 25, 2010 | 6:08 PM

Heaven, may I be a Yurikamome amid
Chrysanthemum flowers at Gion Matsori?
High over Yasaka, show me a bird's eye view of
Kannon, the god of mercy Bosatsu.
Eleven faces has Ju-ichimen; see them in
The hondo of 33 bays at Rengeo-in.

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Back to Basics on Valentine's Day

(0) Comments | Posted February 8, 2010 | 12:16 PM

I...can turn a gray sky blue.
I can make it rain... whenever I want it to.
I can build a castle from a single grain of sand;
I can make a ship sail...on dry land.
I can fly like a bird in the sky;

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Haiti and Cuba: Dodo Birds of a Feather

(2) Comments | Posted January 22, 2010 | 3:26 PM

The original 1957 blonde bedroom set of the Havana Hotel Riviera, approved by the late mafioso Meyer Lansky, was still doing duty on the eve a futuristic sounding decade: 2010. Generous dresser drawers and nightstands with George Jetson's version of the future accouterments were separated by a headboard that would...

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The Fool's Errand

(5) Comments | Posted November 30, 2009 | 5:33 PM

"What a fool believes he sees, the wise man has the power to reason away"

-The Doobie Brothers

First, President Obama, in office for four months, fired the top general in Afghanistan, David McKiernan and replaced him with a former special forces commander in a quest for a...

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Crazy or Crafty?

(1) Comments | Posted November 18, 2009 | 1:42 PM

"Hey Joe... where you going with that gun in your hand?"

-Jimi Hendrix

I wanted to avoid this unhappy topic, but the political tsunami under way cannot be ignored any longer. The shooting at Fort Hood reverberates through the imagination like a Clint Eastwood thriller with...

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Last Call to be World Leader

(2) Comments | Posted November 4, 2009 | 11:30 AM

"Where is that moon, that leads to your soul?"

- Aromabar

Legend has it that Kaguya descended from a race of moon people. She was an extraordinary beauty with hair of gold, and Earthmen became obsessed with her. Alas, one day she was obliged by her moon...

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The Gates Affair: Why We Care

(1) Comments | Posted August 10, 2009 | 7:02 PM

"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or...

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Bad Dreams From My Grandfather

(2) Comments | Posted August 5, 2009 | 1:06 PM

A specter is haunting the United States: the specter of nuclear attack without nuclear war. Al-Qaeda, the Taliban and Iran, Pakistan and North Korea, capable state and shadowy non-state actors contemplate flattening an American city with a device smuggled into the United States at one hundred possible ports of entry....

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Obama 2012

(13) Comments | Posted July 16, 2009 | 1:31 PM

We approach the future walking backwards, our gaze forever fixated on the past. Predicting the future is not a passive exercise; we invent it every day with our actions.

I began the sketches for what would ultimately become Obama 2012 in March 2007, a month after Barack Obama declared...

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Madoff the God of Plunder

(1) Comments | Posted July 1, 2009 | 3:10 PM

As a bored pre-teen with nothing to do in the hot summer months between school, I picked up a piston valve, brass BB-flat tuba one day and started to blow. The local youth orchestra loaned instruments and offered morning classes taught by classically trained volunteers, all at no charge. Before...

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After Raul Castro

(0) Comments | Posted June 15, 2009 | 3:45 PM

In the 1990s, Cuba sent its military officers, who had previously trained at prestigious Soviet military schools, to learn hotel management in Spain and accounting in Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Canada. Upwardly mobile officers burnt the midnight oil reading business books such as In Search of Excellence by Tom...

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Cuba at a Crossroads

(1) Comments | Posted April 10, 2009 | 11:22 AM



Dear Mr. President,

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An Ounce of Gold and Ounce of Cocaine, a Trillion Dollar Deficit and a War in Vain

(18) Comments | Posted March 17, 2009 | 6:24 PM

During the unprecedented presidential campaign of 2008, in what is now considered the best campaign ever, Barack Obama pledged to create 3.5 million new jobs and cut taxes for 95% of the American population. Lofty goals indeed. Since his brief tenure in office, sobering, even alarming data continue to stream...

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The Department of Commerce: An Opportunity for Bill Richardson to Shine Once Again

(2) Comments | Posted December 29, 2008 | 9:23 PM

Former Democratic primary rival Gov. Bill Richardson, 61, has been chosen by the incoming Obama Administration to be the new Secretary of Commerce. The behemoth Department employs over 38,000 people and has a budget of nearly $7 billion, comparable to the GDP of a small state or country. It is...

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